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Regional Focus, Regional Support

2015 SMESO/Area D Coordinator Meetings:

4th Quarter
October 22, 2015 10:00am

Smith’s Restaurant
1340 State Hwy U, Bolivar, MO 65613
Hosted by Polk County Emergency Management

SMESO Officers
President - Bill Sexton, Webster County EMD
Vice- President – Keith Stammer, Joplin-Jasper County EMD
Secretary – Steve Runnels, National Weather Service
Treasurer – John Elmore, Greene County OEM

Citizen Corps Program Resources


Outdoor Warning Siren - Sample SOP

SMESO Vision:
“To provide focused networking, training, mentoring, and regional response
coordination to all members, supported by goals and objectives.”

SMESO Mission:
“Build multidiscipline relationships and resources that achieve member needs as
they relate to mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery goals throughout
Region D.”



  Networking with other emergency management directors and emergency personnel in southwest Missouri through SMESO is invaluable. When you have a disaster in you county, you know who in the region has a particular expertise and who you can call on for assistance."
Phil Amtower Christian County EMD

"SMESO offers many advantages to it's members.
As a local EMD, I would have to say that one in particular - networking - stands out. Meeting face-to-face with leaders from various emergency services, spending time together working on common issues, developing a list of contacts - all of these are great help in the event of a disater."
Keith Stammer Joplin/Jasper County EMD


SMESO serves 18 southwest Missouri counties
in the Missouri Highway Patrolís Region D              coverage area.

In addition, SMESO coordinates
efforts as necessary with emergency services          personnel in the three bordering states of 
Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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